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AT-4 shoulder-mounted rocket launcher found in Houston apartment...

... along with jihadist writings, belonging to someone named Nabilaye I. Yansane:

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Police went to a southwest Houston apartment to break up a disturbance but ended up finding something else, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

A woman called police on Monday and said a man was forcing his way into her apartment in the 5300 block of Elm Street.

When officers went inside, they found something that made them concerned enough to call the bomb squad.

They found an AT-4 shoulder-mounted rocket launcher. It can shoot a missile nearly 1,000 feet through buildings and tanks.

"It gives infantrymen the advantage with an ultra-light weapon that can stop vehicles, armored vehicles as well as main battle tanks and fortifications," said Oscar Saldivar of Top Brass Military and Tactical on the North Freeway.

That type of rocket launcher has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The renter of the apartment didn't want to talk to KPRC Local 2.

"This is my house," the woman said. " Get away from here. I don't want to talk to nobody."

The woman did tell police that the rocket launcher belonged to Nabilaye I. Yansane, someone whom she allowed to store items at her apartment.

Police records show that she didn't want Yansane at her apartment, so she called them.

According to court documents, officers also found Jihadist writings that allegedly belonged to Yansane. The woman didn't want to talk to KPRC Local 2 about that, either.

"I don't know," she said. "You'll have to ask the police."

Except, if you continue reading, you'll find that the police have already made a key decision:

Houston police said they did a thorough investigation and did not find any ties to terrorists or a terrorist network.

Ah... well then... you folks in Houston and particularly in Mr. Yansane's neighborhood, you should all sleep soundly now... the powers that be have ruled out terrorism... apparently having a tank-busting rocket launcher along with jihadist writings in your possession is no cause for alarm.

H/T Bob McCarty.

Crossposted(*).


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Comments (17)

Did they just find a 'tube'... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Did they just find a 'tube' or an "armed" launcher. Makes a difference. Except if you're a tree-hugging liberal. In Kalifornia it's illegal to possess an expended LAW rocket launcher. Guess you might stab someone with the empty fiberglass tube.

So was the rocket launcher ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

So was the rocket launcher empty?

I used to have a spent LAAW.

BOO!

Used and Spent do go well w... (Below threshold)
epador:

Used and Spent do go well with you, bD.

Tick tock, the clock is tic... (Below threshold)
CDR M:

Tick tock, the clock is ticking. Eventually, one of these "terrorists" will not screw up and actually commit their act of terror successfully. I'm thankful it was just a ground rocket launcher. If we start to see MANPADS (as been attempted previously), then the excrement hits the fan.

BryanD -Here's hop... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

BryanD -

Here's hoping you don't live in Houston.

According to Wiki (I know, I know... but this isn't a POLITICAL article) the AT-4's a single-shot munition, with the launcher discarded after use.

The bomb squad probably came out, took a look down the empty tube, and used it to beat the cop who called it in.

Bahgdad Barry: There are no... (Below threshold)
914:

Bahgdad Barry: There are no rocket launchers in Houston, the Islamists are not here!

"Here's hoping you don't li... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Here's hoping you don't live in Houston."-jl

Double beltway/traffic construction nightmare. Much worse than LA or Atlanta will ever be. My libertarianism stops at zoning laws. Excellent Chinese buffets in Houston, though. "Panda-" something or other.

"According to Wiki (I know, I know..."-jl

Wiki's pretty g-damn good, I think.
"Conservopedia", anyone?

"...the AT-4's a single-shot munition, with the launcher discarded after use."-jl

I figured as much. A line platoon-issued weapon able to be fired by Hot Lips Houlihan in a pinch.

"The bomb squad probably came out, took a look down the empty tube, and used it to beat the cop who called it in."-jl

What's REALLY funny is that this story is *hat-tipped" and "crossposted" by "Rick".

Actually, it's hat-tipped t... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Actually, it's hat-tipped to Bob McCarty... and crossposted to my personal blog...

What's your friggin' point?

He wasn't charge for the Ro... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

He wasn't charge for the Rocket launcher, so obviously it didn't contain a rocket. Just a reporter trying to make it a sensation story. The Jihadist writings should put this guy on some sort of watch list though. Not a crime but does draw suspicion.

BryanD -Well, Wiki... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

BryanD -

Well, Wiki can be kind of 'variable' when it comes to any sort of controversial subject. I'm not terribly impressed with their handling of some things, because when political slants mix in objectivity goes flies the window like it was goosed by an AT-4.

Hey guys, leave my beloved ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Hey guys, leave my beloved Houston alone. This is Texas. If someone is seen with anything that looks threatening to people, our citizenry will immediately dispatch him or her to Allah. We do not depend on the cops like other cities. We use the cops to clean it up. Not in a bad way, but you know. Cops respond to the event. Like the recent airliner event, it takes regular people to keep us safe. ww

Aw, spit..." becau... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Aw, spit...

" because when political slants mix in objectivity goes flies the window like it was goosed by an AT-4."

should have been...

"because when political slants mix in objectivity flies out the window like it was goosed by an AT-4."

"Actually, it's hat-tipped ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Actually, it's hat-tipped to Bob McCarty... and crossposted to my personal blog..."
8. Posted by Rick

Ouch! I forgot a my favorite punctuation mark, the noble comma!
Should read "...*hat-tipped", and "crossposted" by "Rick"."

"What's your friggin' point?"
8. Posted by Rick

Your Wizbang posting is too invested in the shrill headline to a self-contradictory storyline.

Here's what I do: I read the first sentence of every paragraph (which often IS the whole paragraph, unfortunately). Then I read the ENTIRE LAST paragraph. Boo-ya!

(I learned that from reading such *page turners* as Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion.)

Let me know what part of th... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Let me know what part of that shrill headline is missing the point of the story linked...

Then let me know what in hell your reading techniques have to do with your point...

I learned to push back at those who aren't making sense until they either make sense or a make a fool of themselves...

Missing or no missing commas...

Man, if somebody turns me i... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Man, if somebody turns me in for all those empty shotgun hulls in my garage, I'm gonna be famous.

(I learned that from readin... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

(I learned that from reading such *page turners* as Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion.)

Which explains why Bryan is usually full of shit. He 'speed reads' instead of reading for insight or comprehension.

Here's a hint Bryan:

"Not getting any better, come home soon."

Is DIFFERENT FROM:

"Not getting any, better come home soon."

Remember the dirty harry mo... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Remember the dirty harry movie THE ENFORCER when he used that LAWS missle to blow that terrorists to smitherinies?




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